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A Time to Stand
     

A Time to Stand

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by Walter Lord
 

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ISBN-10: 0803279027

ISBN-13: 9780803279025

Pub. Date: 08/28/1978

Publisher: UNP - Bison Books

On the morning of March 6, 1836, in an old abandoned mission called the Alamo, a small Texas garrison fought to the death rather than yield to an overwhelming army of Mexicans. Through the years the garrison’s heroic stand has become so clothed in folklore and romance that the truth has nearly been lost. In A Time to Stand Walter Lord rediscovers and

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On the morning of March 6, 1836, in an old abandoned mission called the Alamo, a small Texas garrison fought to the death rather than yield to an overwhelming army of Mexicans. Through the years the garrison’s heroic stand has become so clothed in folklore and romance that the truth has nearly been lost. In A Time to Stand Walter Lord rediscovers and recreates the whole fascinating story. From contemporary documents, diaries, and letters, he has mined a wealth of fresh information that throws intriguing sidelights on the epic of the Alamo. What were the defenders like? Why did they take their stand? Did any escape? Did Davy Crockett surrender?

The cast of characters includes not only famous figures like Jim Bowie but unknown, unsung men: John Purdy Reynolds, the wandering Pennsylvania surgeon; George Kimball, the industrious New York hatter, Micajah Autry of Tennessee, who was a far better poet than a businessman. And then there are the Mexicans: the fabulous Santa Anna; the smooth Colonel Almonte; the forlorn private Juan Basquez, who only wanted to stay home and make shoes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803279025
Publisher:
UNP - Bison Books
Publication date:
08/28/1978
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
271
Sales rank:
193,174
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.64(d)

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A Time to Stand 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
The absolute BEST book about the Alamo ever writen. The author is one of my favorites. I am 11 and tried to buy it from my school librarian. Yes, it is that good. The BEST book about the Alamo ever. I'd love to give it 30 stars.(Means 'all mine. No one elses'.)
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you only read one book about the Alamo, this should be the one. Well written, and well researched it has stood the test of time. It is 'the' book about the famous battle.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The author, Walter Lord, takes the novice or the pro through the portal of time, to witness those 'infamous' scenes at the small Texas outpost on March 6th, 1836; one of the most famous battles in American history. This is an historical classic... that should be on the reading list for every Amercican! Written to inform and inspire... 'A Time To Stand' will make you want to pick up a rifle... and man the wall! Enjoy!